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Elderly Disneyland Worker Hit By Space Mountain Vehicle In Critical Condition

Space Mountain (Photo by Loren Javier via Flickr)
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A 68-year-old Disneyland machinist remains hospitalized in critical care this week after being accidentally struck by a vehicle from the Space Mountain ride.According to the OC Register, the worker had been returning a vehicle that had been taken out of use to the ride after the park closed on October 3 when "something went awry" and the vehicle struck him. A spokesperson for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) said "[t]he impact caused back, chest and head injuries."

The employee was transported to the hospital, but remains there. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Suzi Brown said in a statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are with our cast member and his family. On behalf of his fellow cast members, we offer our heartfelt wishes for a full and speedy recovery."

Space Mountain resumed normal operations when the park opened the following day.

Cal-OSHA says they have launched an investigation into the accident.